World TB Day

* 24 March is World TB Day, South Africa sits with the Worlds highest statistics, 400 out of 100 000 people test positive to TB.

Did you know that Tuberculosis, or TB, kill more young people than any other single infectious disease.  Every minute two children die of TB worldwide.  All children under the age of 5 years, living in a household where there is someone with TB or if they have regular contact with someone with TB should be tested for TB

A cough of two weeks or more, blood-strained sputum, fever, drenching night sweats, loss of appetite, unexplained weight loos, a general feeling of illness and tiredness, shortness of breath, chest pain are symptoms of TB

TB can be cured.  With early diagnosis and the correct medical treatment, TB can be cured.  Speak to your clinic nurse or GP  for more information.

Children can be tested for TB by taking a Montoux test at any local Clinic

Living Hope staff will be out in the communities today bringing awareness and doing TB screening, come and visit us at one of out locations:

* Ocean View clinic

* Masiphumelele Khosa Square

* Red Hill clinic

* Or look for our blue tents in your community

Together lets stop TB in our lifetime

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